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THE HIGH SCHOOL JOURNAL 



55 



MEREDITH COLLEGE 

By PRESIDENT CHARLES E. BREWER 

Raleigh, N. C. 



MEREDITH COLLEGE was given its charter 
by the legislature of North Carolina in 1891 
but it was not till September 27, 1899, that 
the institution was opened under the name of the 
Baptist Female University, later changed and called 
Baptist University for Women. A few years later 
still the name was changed and called Meredith Col- 
lege after Rev. Thomas Meredith, for many years one 
of the noted leaders of the Baptist State Convention 
in North Carolina. The name is especially appropriate 
since Thomas Meredith in the early days of the con- 
vention was heartily in favor of the establishment of 
an institution for young women. 



The aim of the founders of Meredith College was 
to provide an institution of high grade for the training 
of young women. It was thought that young women 
were entitled to the same grade of instruction that 
their brothers were able to secure. This aim has 
never been lost, and down to the present time the ideal 
for Meredith College is to do college work of standard 
grade. 

The location of Meredith College in Raleigh has 
many advantages. Raleigh is noted for its healthy 
climate, for its supply of excellent water, and for per- 
fect drainage. The environment is conducive to the 
best sort of work as is shown by the fact that so many 




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educational institutions are located in the city. The 
culture of the town is well known and there are many 
advantages coming to students of Meredith from the 
city itself. Meredith is located near the two libraries 
of the city, is within one block of the state capitol, 
making it possible for students to witness the meetings 
of the state legislature and hear the many distin- 
guished speakers and artists that come to the city 
auditorium. 

Meredith College has three large buildings and six 
cottages which provide living rooms, class rooms, lab- 
oratories, and other equipment needed for such an in- 



stitution. Laboratories in science are adequate for the 
courses that are provided. Its library has passed the 
ten thousand mark and it receives all of the principal 
magazines in its reading room. Besides these, daily 
and weekly papers are received in large numbers. 

The religious life of the College is worthy of note. 
Work along this line is conducted through the Young 
Woman's Christian Association, the Young Woman's 
Auxiliary, and several Baptist Young People's Unions. 
Keen interest is manifested not only in the theoretical 
study of the Bible and missions, but in the practical 
application of these principles in the many enterprises 



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THE HIGH SCHOOL JOURNAL 



in the churches and institutions needing any assistance 
of that sort. 

Fifteen standard units for entrance are required and 
beginning with the session next fall, no entrance con- 
ditions will be allowed. Standard college work for 
four years is required for graduation with the A.B. 
or B.S. degree- Diplomas in music and art are also 
granted after four years of work in those subjects. 
No post-graduate work is undertaken. This year there 
are four hundred and thirty-six students and forty- 
seven in the faculty. 

A system of student government prevails in the Col- 
lege, the basis of which is a set of regulations sub- 
mitted by the faculty and adopted by the students. 
The executive committee of the Student Government 
Association has general oversight of order and deport- 
ment among the students. An advisory committee 
from the faculty, however, assists the students in the 
solving of difficult problems. The restrictions imposed 
by this system of government are believed to be only 
those which will tend to bring about a normal, whole- 
some student life. 

The endowment has now passed the three hundred 
thousand dollar mark. In addition to the income 
from the endowment, the denomination gives fifteen 



thousand dollars a year for current expenses and there 
is a fund of five thousand dollars for current expenses 
received from other sources. 

The ground on which Meredith College is situated 
is so limited that at the meeting of the trustees last 
May it was voted to remove the institution to some 
site near Raleigh and build anew. The purpose of the 
trustees is to secure not less than one hundred acres 
of land to have room, not only for the future growth 
of the institution, but for recreation for the students 
and faculty. 

It is a matter of general observation that the demand 
for college education is ever increasing and it will 
require the best efforts of all our institutions to pro- 
vide for those who are seeking that sort of training. 
Meredith College is going to make every effort to 
meet its responsibility in this connection. A definite 
ground to be covered has been selected and we are 
proposing to adhere closely to such limits. The desire 
is to give the best sort of cultural training and lay a 
foundation that can be built upon easily and securely. 
For this reason we are not undertaking to carry on so 
many lines of work as to draw from the efficiency 
with which the work ought to be done. We are doing 
intensive work, covering our courses thoroughly. 



THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE 

AND ENGINEERING 

The State's Great Technical Institution 

By DR. W. C. RIDDICK, President 
West Raleigh, N. C. 

THE NORTH CAROLINA State College of tion seems to have been first conceived in the minds of 

Agriculture and Engineering is of such recent a few young men in Raleigh, members of what was 

establishment that its entire history may almost known as the Watauga Club. While older men were 

be classed as current events. The idea of the institu- yet dreaming dreams of our state as it existed before 




STATE COLLEGE R. O. T. C. REGIMENT IN CLOSE LINE. COLLEGE BUILDINGS 

IN THE BACKGROUND